| Sep 26, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Eleven teams leave Los Angeles for Taipei, Taiwan, in the "Amazing Race" kickoff; one is saved by Twitter....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Acer is cutting its tablet computer shipment target for 2011 by about 60%, after months of its slate-like devices failing to take off with consumers as the company had originally projected, according to a report. The Taiwanese company, which is the second...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
It was a long trip for an apparently insignificant competition, but one that pairs figure skaters Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker hoped might pay a big dividend. Marley and Brubaker went to the GAM Nestle Nesquik Cup in Torun,......
| Nov 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
I don't know how celebrities can stand to be in public. I suppose being flattered by strangers is a rush for a while. But at some point the intrusions have got to be incredibly tiresome. In classical music there is......
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
As HTC carries out its so-far successful invasion of the U.S. cellphone market, the Taiwanese company's neighbor to the north is staging an American blitz of its own. Micro-Star International (MSI) is preparing an arsenal of touch-screen computers while...
| Jan 18, 2011
On a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:19 AM
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try to best rivals such as Google Inc.
In a deal that took about a month from offer to...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:25 PM
There are two rules I follow when traveling: If your taxi driver suggests a cool local spot, listen to him. And if you see a line of locals outside an eatery, go there.
On a recent visit to Taipei, Taiwan, these rules led me to some truly revelatory food...
| Mar 6, 2011
If language limitations have kept Asia off your destination list, smart-phone applications can help you overcome those barriers. Before you go abroad, try testing apps that use the Internet or GPS to determine how much data roaming they do. Adding an...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 8:43 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A Mission Valley man abused and molested children that his wife brought to him at their daycare center, a prosecutor said Tuesday, but attorneys for the defendants said there wasn't enough evidence to back up that claim.
| Aug 2, 2011
| 5:00 PM
A city in northern Taiwan is trying the Midas touch to persuade reluctant residents to clean up after their canines: offering a chance to win gold bars to anyone handing in bags of doggy deposits.
Starting from August 1, dog owners and other residents of...